LydiaJo

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    LydiaJo got a reaction from playtruly in First time...starting May 15th   
    playtruely,
    I put the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator. the cream rises to the top. I use the liquid part in soup or to steam fish. I've recently added to my bone broth.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hutlifr in Older women following Whole30   
    Here"s something to cheer your heart.
    The oldest working nurse in the United States turns 90 and still going! I want to be her when I grow up.

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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Mistyfire in Peer pressure is more difficult to resist than sugar.   
    When I stopped drinking the National Guard and Army Reservists that I met with every 2 weeks didn't notice for 3 months. I was still crazy, just not stupid.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Stress at Home   
    kruddock, I hope things are getting better for you and your mom. Keep doing what you know works. Be good to yourself.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Barfygarfy in Timing of Meal 3 vs. Getting Enough Sleep   
    I take both meal 2 and 3 with me to work. I never know when I am getting out. If it looks like I wont be home before 6, I eat at work. I go to bed between 930 and 10.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Stress at Home   
    kruddock, I hope things are getting better for you and your mom. Keep doing what you know works. Be good to yourself.
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    LydiaJo reacted to sdawson in 100+ pounds to lose - HELP with symptoms   
    JanVan, I'm 61, a diabetic and have fibromyalgia and bad back discs in my lower back.  I also have over 100 pounds to lose - more like 150.  Tomorrow is two weeks for me and I have lost water weight, especially the first week, but what I'm happy about is less pain and swelling in my fingers and feet and my hips.  I'm also very happy about having lots of energy for a change.  I've noticed this week that I've started sleeping better finally too.  I may lose weight eating this way but its worth it just for the pain relief, more energy and better sleep.  I'm sure my whole30 is going to turn into a whole60, whole120, etc, until I feel as good as I think its going to get.  Maybe weight loss will be restlt also.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hutlifr in Older women following Whole30   
    Here"s something to cheer your heart.
    The oldest working nurse in the United States turns 90 and still going! I want to be her when I grow up.

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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Yia-yia in First time...starting May 15th   
    I'm restarting today (Saturday) but would love to join.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from ShellCal26 in Breakfast Help - So, So Many Eggs   
    Think more along the lines of meal 1, meal 2 and meal 3. Even when I was growing up, breakfast was whatever was previously prepared (left over) and still edible. In college days, breakfast was cold pizza on the way to class.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Chef Mike in Starting May 9   
    I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. On to day 2,
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Chef Mike in Starting May 9   
    I will be restarting May 9th. I live in Crazy Town and need a bubble of calm.
    I'm an older (63) mom of a 15 yr old, work full time with odd hours and tying to have a social life. All of that is motivating me to want to be healthier.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Chef Mike in Starting May 9   
    I will be restarting May 9th. I live in Crazy Town and need a bubble of calm.
    I'm an older (63) mom of a 15 yr old, work full time with odd hours and tying to have a social life. All of that is motivating me to want to be healthier.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Erica Gucc in 7-day meal plan shopping list   
    I've made my own meal plans which I can share. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and mini meals for a week. If its not in the fridge and I'm not planning on making it, dinner is less likely to be as satisfying and carefree.
    I'll come up with mine tomorrow and Saturday and let you know.
    Also, if you want a rough idea, this is what to do with less structured meal planning which is where I am moving toward. My meal plan is more like a guideline. I use trello to plan and save recipes. I can make my trello public read only if it helps.
    remember the meal template. This is what you should buy at the grocery store or plan on having on hand each week:
    3/4 lb - 1 1/3 lb of protien for each day
    4-6 cups of vegetables each day
    1-2 handful size portions of fruit per day
    Enough fat to accompany each meal. Vary it with coconut milk, olives, avocado, ghee, and nuts as a last ditch effort.
    You don't need to plan out exactly what to buy. Make sure to stock your spice cabinet and with this guideline you can make any meal you desire.
    Also your freezer is your friend when it comes to protien. Usually I plan on eating produce fresh and freezing all the meat I don't plan on eating within the first few days after shopping. Then every day I decide what I will defrost 24 hours in advance in the fridge, pairing it with whatever veggies I have on hand.
    I need mini.meals, so I haven't gotten that down, but this should cover you for 3 meals. I usually cook up a working weeks worth of breakfast with protien and veg and have fresh coffee with coconut milk every day as well as fruit for breakfast to meet the meal template. I often make egg muffins and some potato hash with mixed meats, vegs, and spices.
    For lunch, I usually just double my portion of dinner and eat that. So when you buy a specific meat or veg, buy double the portion of that, so you have enough for 2 meals even though you cook once.
    Make sure you have backup plans in case your dinner can't be doubled. If you can tripple a meal, freeze the last portions and defrost them 24 hours in advance in the fridge or pop them straight into the oven if they are in oven safe containers for quick and easy dinners and lunches.
    Make sure to have frozen shrimp as that takes a short time to defrost and can really help if you're at a loss for a meal and didn't have time to properly defrost.
    Make sure to have ready to eat protien, carb, and fat so if you must snack you follow the general recommendation
    Finally, if you haven't used all your produce by the end of the week, try to incorporate them with a meal you come up with on the fly and combine with a defrosted meat
    This is totally possible especially if you evaluate what you have and what you may be desiring only the night before!!
    Remember. The key to success is not complex recipes or meticulously planned out meals. It's "common sense" based off of your research. I usually find recipes I want to try but know sometimes I don't have the patience or time to follow them to a tee and do my weekly plan. If I use my common sense, follow the recommended portioning and making sure I have enough, I just buy whatever looks good and is available at the store. I have a general idea of what I should pick up specifically for a few meals I have chosen in the week. But sometimes they don't have everything you want. You need to improvise.
    I've not been doing whole 30 for awhile but I taught myself this general method beforehand. I used to make meal plans and followed the following template for weekly plans: 1-2 stir fry. 1-2 salads. 1-2 slow cooker meals. 1-2 make ahead meals (freeze extra portions for future). 1-2 different cuisines in the world. 1-2 core recipes. 1-2 new recipes. As you can see a single meal can span multiple categories.
    Don't use the same category of meat more than 2-3 times a week (for dinners). Mix it up between beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and whatever other animals you enjoy eating.
    Have a list of core recipes you have memorized. When at a lost for what meal to make a specific day, choose a core recipe.
    Use this to make a rough meal plan. Then go through and make sure your shopping list includes all of those items you need. Even specialty ones. I use my trello board to expedite this. I list the ingredients in cards for each day I was able to come up with a meal. I check off ingredients I have or have added to the shopping list. In the shopping list I include the minimum amount of the item I wish to buy. I do math and for any day I don't have a meal planned, I pick up enough protien and produce at the store to fill that void, based on what looks good at the store that day.
    Finally realize meal planning every week and following recipes every day isn't entirely sustainable
    You need to be prepared to be UNprepared
    But if you're able to plan, go for it. Just realize you might not be desiring what you planned for a specific day. Be flexible enough to come up with something different on the fly.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Chef Mike in Starting May 9   
    This is actually my 5th one starting next week, I kinda of ran my 3rd and 4th together in Jan and Feb.
     
    @tmhampton1 if I can help with any advise on recipes I will try. I find the problem with most home cooks is that they follow the recipes to slavishly, when you need to improvise. I keep things simple with roasted and sautéed veg, roasted meats and chopped salads with cabbages and fruit type veggies.  I make a lot of spicy curries and tangy sauces to go with things and eat a good amount of animal fats, olive oils of all strengths and bacon, bacon, bacon. Keep it simple and everything takes care of its self. I have recently invested in an InstantPot and found many good recipe ideas for Whole30 at NomNomPaleo website. Well worth a look.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from ShellCal26 in I just want to be ME again.   
    One day at a time. Just keep going.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Mkrugel in Day 1 May 1   
    Day 1, Meal 1
     
    3 eggs
    handful of cherry tomatoes
    full tablespoon of chopped olives in olive oil
    side dish of broccoli
     
    followed by coffee with coconut cream
    I love days I don't work so I can sit and eat like a lady of leisure.
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    LydiaJo reacted to LorieB55 in Starting May 1st! Very excited!   
    Hello! My husband and I completed a Whole30 on March 7. It's beyond great to have your spouse as your W30 partner! Make sure you buy more veggies than you usually do. A good variety will keep you from getting bored with your meals! Make sure you eat plenty at each meal, so you won't be tempted to snack. Plan ahead if you have to go to some celebration or event. You can't be sure there will be compliant choices there, might have to bring your own (found this out the hard way!). You can do this!We still don't have any bread, buns, or crackers in our house, and before Whole 30, we had some sort with every meal! Good luck!!
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Claire_NL in Starting May 1st!   
    I don't plan meals because on any given day I am feeding myself or myself and 4 or more teens. I keep shredded chicken and cooked ground beef in the house at all times.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from QueenBMilaD in Day one! April 18th.   
    QueenBMilaD I hate doing the whole moving thing. Be good to yourself.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Kaelisan in Whole45 - Boob Loss!   
    I'd like some boob lose
    I'm a 36 G.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from ShellBells in Day one! April 18th.   
    ShellBells
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from smittymom4 in Day one! April 18th.   
     
    I like a healthy spoonful of clarified butter or coconut oil on my veggies. There is a vendor at farmers market that has a chopper olive salad in olive oil. This morning I added a spoonful of it to my eggs.
     
    Gotta run. Early day at the zoo oops hospital.
    Good Morning all.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Heidi Bergy in Day one! April 18th.   
     
    My 15 yr old keeps me accountable. LOL
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Haddasah7 in I hate mayonnaise   
    I don't eat mayo. Before or during whole 30. Most foods don't need it.